Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Chanson

The thing about the thing
we shot down from the roof,
was that the curve of the earth
matched the curve of its tooth.

From the head we made dog food.
From the hooves we made glue.
We took the bile and the backbone,
and from those we made you.

The heart hissed.
The hands curled.
The eyes were all milky,
sightless and pearled.

The brain rotted.
The ribs rang.
And the skull?

The skull sang.
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for Kerry's challenge at Real Toads

22 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Love, love, and more love!

Cloudia said...

Gorey Girl!

(I loved it MORE :)




ALOHA from Honolulu
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Lynn said...

Yikes! :)

Sam Edge said...

um wow!

Bu Thyab said...

I was a drive-by kinda person until I reached your page :D

Really awesome poem, enjoyed it and read it again!

Will definitely check more of your poems =^.^=


btw, i didn't know wat chanson was and so youtube gave it away (i guess): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1DpjXQUDsI

TexWisGirl said...

really cool!

Lolamouse said...

So THAT is how babies are made?!! Cool.

Kerry O'Connor said...

It's a definite improvement on "the stork brought you and dropped you down the chimney"...

You always bring something unique and unexpected to a challenge, Shay! Thank you for this arcane chanson.

Ella said...

Fun to read! YOU made me smile-I will have to read it again~

grapeling said...

you inspired the cantered grin, again, Shay.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You Never. Fail. to amaze and entertain. Your brain is a treasure trove.

G-Man said...

Brain Salad Surgery.

Brilliantly Quirky!!

hedgewitch said...

Good Godfrey Daniels. Just exquisite, Shay. The sense of evil is almost overpowering, and the sheer immediacy *is*.

sharplittlepencil.com said...

God bless you, Shay, you are one hot tamale! This is cynical, funny, wickedly stirring... like that voodoo prompt last week... I cannot believe this - I just read it to Lex, and he hooted! Amy

Kay L. Davies said...

Amazing. Sort of Chanson d'Amour without the amour.
K

Susan said...

Perfectly dark-romantic, pre-Poe. Like it!

Margaret said...

Poe would sit at your feet, goo-goo eyed, I'm sure. :)

clarior e tenebris said...

This does fantastic things to my head! I love it!

HermanTurnip said...

Fantastically creepy and wonderfully dark. Just my cup-o-tea!

Susie Clevenger said...

This is so dark, but I love it!!

Pratyush said...

This is crazy. Amazing crazy! Words fail. I can really see someone singing this.

wkkortas said...

Something a bizarro-world Marlene Dietrich might warble, and one hopes the accompaniment is atonal and Dada-esque.